An Everyperson's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, the beginnings of Christianity, then finally the evolution of the heirs of Abraham to the year 200. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!). Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce!
Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets IV: Micah and Nahum
I'm joined by Steve Guerra as we continue our series on the twelve minor Old Testament prophets. Here we tackle Micah and Nahum. Micah is the chirpiest of the prophets, a favourite amongst both Christians and Jews. No one loves the frothing ravings of Nahum.
The Great Revolt II: A Civil War within a Rebellion
The Great Revolt of 66 AD/CE began as a protest against Rome's failure to protect the Judeans from their ancient foes. The Judeans proved to be effective fighters, easily dispatching the initial Roman response. The Romans withdrew and regrouped. That gave Judea seven months to prepare for Roman retaliation. During that interlude, Judea instead erupted into a vicious civil war. Judean militias and warlords attacked and betrayed each other. They acted as though the Romans were the least of their problems.
Bonus: In conversation with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions
In this bonus episode I am joined by Omri Harel and Gil Kidron of the rambunctious podcast “A Podcast of Biblical Proportions” for a rambling discussion about things biblical.
The Great Revolt I: Lighting the Fuse
The backstory and background of the first of the three Judean revolts, the Great Revolt of 66 AD/CE. This revolt destroyed the Temple, extinguished the ancient religion of the Tanakh/Old Testament, and relegated the Jerusalem Jesus club, the foundational church of Christianity, to the margins. Both Christianity and Judaism had to re-invent themselves. I introduce the dramatis personae of the revolt, also available on my website www.historyinthebible.com, if you can't keep track.
Before the Great Revolt II: The Apocalyptic Christians
In this show I discuss the state of the Christians on the verge of the Great Revolt in 66 CE/AD. Christianity was born as an apocalyptic movement. I also cover the earliest Roman references we have to Christians, by Suetonius and Tacitus.
Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets III: Jonah and Obadiah
In this bonus episode, Steve Guerra and I continue our series on the twelve minor Old Testament prophets. Here we tackle Obadiah and Jonah. Obadiah is the least read book in the Bible, for very good reason. Everyone thinks that Jonah is a story about a fish. That is the least part of the story
#1 podcast of all time
This is not a religious podcast although you will learn a lot about religion. And history. In segments averaging about 30 minutes or less. No commercials. No pleas for money, although this level of expertise and entertainment are well worth paying for. This podcast is literally priceless. With a voice ‘like butter’ and a surprising dry wit, this is without a doubt the best podcast you will ever listen to.
This entire podcast is of one mans opinion
This podcast is completely filled with one mans ignorance. It’s all his own opinions throughout and very little facts. This should Not be in the history category.
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There seems to be an assault on Christians, and this podcast makes me sad.